Structural Design and Analysis: Tackling Workflow Complexities session with iStructE


28th of September 2021
09h00 - 11h45
(UK time)


Online event

Do you want to save time and improve your daily workflow

Then save the date for September 28th. During our interactive Breakfast Session, we will focus on industry specific themes with presentations from industry experts from Will Rudd and our very own experienced engineering team. During this interesting meeting, you will learn how to tackle your workflow and the many benefits that it offers.

Do you want to know what improvements we might have for you?
Discover it during our Breakfast Session.


This is a unique opportunity to learn about a variety of topics on how to overcome the every day structural engineering challenges with the help from SCIA Engineer.

09h10-09h15 Welcome & introduction 
by Chris Daly 
09h15 - 09h45 How to bridge the gap between modelling and analysis software, saving you up to 30% time.

Structural engineers and technicians are brought together to collaborate effectively in an easy-to-use workflow. Automatically convert any 3D structural model into a high-quality and accurate analysis model.

After introducing their project, Will Rudd engineers will demonstrate how they converted Revit information into the analysis model for the substructure/concrete elements and ancillary buildings using SCIA AutoConverter. They will also discuss how that model was integrated within their analysis software to create and design the steel superstructure.

By Will Rudd & SCIA

09h45 - 10h15 Can Parametric Design make the difference? 

Parametric design helps automate the processes of a workflow and improve the time to produce an analysis model. This is useful when several iterations between the structural model and the analysis model exist. We will look at some applications for this and show what is possible.

Will Rudd will present how they used software packages, Rhino and Grasshopper, to generate space trusses for a curved roof structure. Then they will explain how Koala was used to import the roof arrangement into SCIA Engineer for analysis.

Integration of Rhino & Grashopper with structural analysis software. 
By Vladimír Příbramský

10h15 - 10h30 Break
10h30 - 11h30

Delivering accurate and efficient outputs with FE Analysis.

This session will introduce some of the new analysis and design features in SCIA Engineer. Helping engineers analyse, design and check their structures according to the Eurocodes - ultimately producing efficient and economic designs. For example, efficiency gains from better material utilisation or the application 2nd order analysis with imperfections. 

Will Rudd will discuss the different types of results and outputs available in SCIA Engineer and how they made their project workflow more accurate and efficient. The discussion will relate to outputs that are:

  • useful to the client, such as material take-offs for costing
  • information for other designers, such as visual aids for coordination
  • information for structural engineers and verifiers, like analytical information to validate calculative approach and certification

11h30 - 11h45 Q&A
11h45 Closing